Bit Cable Pin Assignments

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I'm using my flex 6500 with a compatible 8 Relay board (bit cable) connected to the USB connection. The board woks just fine, but I have a question. The relays connect to my antenna selector switch. Is there any way I can designate three bands, like 10-15-20, to all operate one "pin" (relay)? It appears that you can only designate one band per "pin". I have 8 relays, and only require 5 interface connections, so worst case I can have three different relays tied to the one antenna switch position to select the triband yagi for 10-15-20.
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Yes tie the three relay outputs to the triband antenna switch like an OR gate.
That is identical to what I was doing with BCD decoder boards and my Yaesu radios prior to Flex.

Those boards have open collector outputs that make the outputs fan in combinable like these relays.
My antenna switch is the Array Solutions Six-Pak.

Maybe a future release of SSDR will allow more complex definition of freq/ant selection.

In time I am sure.

The problem I ran in to is that my 17m and 12mĀ antennas get in the way of assigning a tribander with 10, 15 and 20m.

Again, in time I would think.

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